By Margaret Beattie Windsor Star
Re: MD says little evidence turbines harm health
Since “there is little evidence to show that wind turbines pose a health risk to humans,” did Dr. David Colby live 24-7 in a home where and when wind turbine blades were noisy? Where light glints off them? Rotation creates a pulsation?
A multitude of flashing lights are visible all night? Experience insomnia, stress, headaches and high blood pressure?
“Over the past four years, Colby said he’s received just one complaint,” but when “a woman requested a meeting between Colby and residents to discuss possible health problems related to wind turbines, Colby refused to meet with the residents because he was offended by public comments made about him.” Really.
“Colby said he doesn’t deny that wind turbines can be an annoyance and that the annoyance can cause stress,” but NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) and BANANAs (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything) shouldn’t be pretending there are adverse health effects. How much are taxpayers paying this microbiologist for his opinions?
Well written, Monica.
Thankfully, a former dean of a medical school testified wind turbine construction should be halted until medical studies are completed. Can we count on this to take place?
MARGARET BEATTIE, Staples